for two days should we go big or just stay in a value resort?

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for two days should we go big or just stay in a value resort?

We want to stay for a couple of days after our cruise but I don't want to break the bank. I'd prefer to do a value for the two days but i'm contemplating club level or monorail resort. Should we wait and do Club for F&W? I'm contemplating a Uni Stu trip instead....what would you do for two days?

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Hi Dee! clapping

Are you going to be mostly park hopping those two days?
If you are...I would lean towards value....

Sadly, two days will probably fly by fast....
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I don't do value LOL, I go on holiday for a bit of luxury so it's just not something I've ever wanted to try. what parks are you planning to visit? You could save yourself a lot of time if you stayed near the park you see yourself spending a lot of time at... Values mean getting the bus everywhere, but then if you plan to leave your room first thing and not get back there till last thing at night, maybe you would be better off saving the dosh? I'm no help am I?! Lol

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My preference is always to go big! I've done club level on short trips and loved it.
Going from DCL to a Value resort would be way depressing to me.

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Hi Dee! I'd try to snag a room at Art of Animation. Don't know if you've been yet, but the lobby and the public areas are beautiful! And of course everything is still really new. Not sure how the rooms are. We just stopped to take pics of the Christmas decorations, but from the quality and theming of the public areas, I would rate it not only as the best of the values, but also as a place I would make it a point to stay at if not using DVC points. Be warned, it is BRIGHT and COLORFUL. So if that's not your bag, disregard my recommendation!

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DisneyDee27 wrote:
We want to stay for a couple of days after our cruise but I don't want to break the bank. I'd prefer to do a value for the two days but i'm contemplating club level or monorail resort. Should we wait and do Club for F&W? I'm contemplating a Uni Stu trip instead....what would you do for two days?

btw Hi Everyone muchlove yay clapping awesome mickey

Well I can't bring myself to do a value resort but if your plan is to do the parks in 2 days (which will mean you will be there from opening to closing) you won't be spending much time at the resort so I would say do value and have a great time.

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How but somewhat in the middle like a moderate resort? Port Orleans Riverside and French Quarter are wonderful places to stay. It's a step above a value resort but you are not breaking the bank.

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Thanks everyone muchlove

The last time we did WDW after the cruise, I took a small nap which lasted a long time biggrin so I'm not worried about trying to run around and hit every park. My DW loves Epcot so we'd probably do Epcot the first day then MK to ride the new Snow White ride.
I haven't run staying after the cruise by the wife just yet...I just hate to be so close and not pop in for a visit home Smile

On our last trip we stayed at the Pop which was fine but I did miss being at the Boardwalk. I may split the difference and go to a Moderate,then go big in the fall for F&W.

Alicemouse, we have stayed at the AoA, just after it opened and enjoyed it. However for just the two of us it's basically the same price for a suite at AoA vs a standard room at the Boardwalk. I felt like the little Mermaid section was really far away from the action. The food in the food court was awesome and if we had more people I'd stay in a suite.

Thanks again for your advice,
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rolling You're always "sneaking" in some extra Disney time on the wife aren't you ? rolling

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I would stay at Boardwalk, especially since your DW enjoys Epcot. I know that Ken and I will find it very difficult to stay anywhere else but there going forward!

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A thought - If your two days there are during a kids-all-over-the-place time, like over a weekend or school vacation time, I'd upgrade. If your days are slower school weekdays, I'd go with Value.

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Magic Mirror wrote:
rolling You're always "sneaking" in some extra Disney time on the wife aren't you ? rolling

I'm perfecting the art of getaways wink

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JanJ wrote:
I would stay at Boardwalk, especially since your DW enjoys Epcot. I know that Ken and I will find it very difficult to stay anywhere else but there going forward!

you're right awesome

PhillNYC wrote:
A thought - If your two days there are during a kids-all-over-the-place time, like over a weekend or school vacation time, I'd upgrade. If your days are slower school weekdays, I'd go with Value.

it's the beginning of Summer so it'll be busy...

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We've done value resorts in the past for longer trips, but I'd love to a short one and stay at a monorail resort or a fancier EPCOT spot like the Beach Club. It would be a different type of vacation for sure. Of course, that would be one without the kids. If you can swing the money, I say go for it. However, I'm not sure the Club Level really gives you that much value.

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Poppet wrote:
How but somewhat in the middle like a moderate resort? Port Orleans Riverside and French Quarter are wonderful places to stay. It's a step above a value resort but you are not breaking the bank.

Hi Dee, I totally agree with Poppet. I would stay at POR or POFQ. Near to Epcot, lovely atmosphere and boat ride available to DTD.

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I mean, you're already going big by going on the Disney Cruise...lol...Might as well finish it big! Boardwalk!!!